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Definitions and Synonyms of bear down on | Another word for bear down on | What is bear down on?

Definition 1: exert a force with a heavy weight - [verb of contact]

Samples where bear down on or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The snow bore down on the roof

Synonyms for bear down on in the sense of this definition

(bear down on is a kind of ...) exert pressure or force to or upon

"He pressed down on the boards" "press your thumb on this spot"

Definition 2: sail towards another vessel, of a ship - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for bear down on in the sense of this definition

(bear down on is a kind of ...) move towards

"We were approaching our destination" "They are drawing near" "The enemy army came nearer and nearer"

(bear down on implies ...) travel on water propelled by wind

"I love sailing, especially on the open sea" "the ship sails on"

(bear down on belongs to category ...) the guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place

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